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"The Mountaintop" is at the Manny Fried Playhouse through March 1.


THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, adapted and directed by L. Don Swartz, starring Swartz, Chris Fire, Trey Wydysh, Daniel Arrasjid, Carl Tamburlin, Joann V. Mis, Mark Woomer, Katie Buckler. Feb 20 at 7. Feb 21-Mar 8 Fri & Sat at 8, plus Mar 9 at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).

LEND ME A TENOR, comedy by Ken Ludwig presented by the Springville Players. Feb 20-Mar 2, Thu-Sat at 8, Sun at 2 (no performance Feb 27). Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo St., Springville (592-9038).

THE LION IN WINTER, historical drama by James Goldman, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, directed by Les Bailey, starring Michael Breen, Priscilla Young-Anker, Sarah Stroka, Joe Fratello, Scott Mackmin, Andrew Polino, Holden Bath. Feb 21-Mar 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3.The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda (260-2319).

THE SHAPE OF THINGS, play by Neil LaBute presented by Niagara University Players. Feb 21-23, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall at NU campus (286-8685).


BRANCHES FROM THE SAME TREE, play by Marjorie Eliot, directed by Paulette D. Harris, starring Alphonso Walker, Jr., Ayana Williams, Leon Copeland, Debbi Davis, Charles Everhart, Annette Christian, Andy Finley, Sandra Gilliam, Shawn Robinson. Through Mar 9, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 4. Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. (884-2013).

DAI, one-woman show by Iris Bahr, presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Josie DiVincenzo. Through Mar 2, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (688-4114, x391).

THE MOUNTAINTOP, docudrama by Katori Hall presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Gary Earl Ross, starring Jonathan Lee, Candace Whitfield. Through Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave., third floor (408-0499).

ORGAZMO, comedy by Trey Parker presented by Theater Jugend, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Matthew Crehan Higgins, Marc Sacco, Jeffrey Coyle, Jenny Marie McCabe, Nick Lama, Eric Mowery, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Sara Marioles-Mitch, Jamie Nablo, D. P. Morris, Lindsay Salamone, Aaron Krygier, John Lattanzio. Through Mar 1, Thu-Sat at 8. ALT Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave, 3rd floor (445-9432). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

TO THE TOP, world premiere of the comic-drama by Ron Radice, directed by Neal Radice, starring Tim Joyce, Tom Owen, David C. Mitchell. Through Mar 1,Thu-Sat at 7:30. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (852-2600x0). Read more in this week's Theater Week.

THE WHO’S TOMMY, rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, directed by Chris Cavanagh, starring Joe Donohue III, Jake Albarella, Brandon Barry, Bethany Burrows, Louis Colaiacovo, Kelly Copps, Steve Copps, Matthew Iwanski, Loraine O’Donnell, Ben Puglisi, Michele Marie Roberts, Michael Wachowiak. Through Mar 30, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).


CYRANO, new adaptation of the Edmund Rostand’s classic presented by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre, directed by and starring Taylor Doherty, also starring Ray Boucher, Morgan Chard, Katie White. Through Feb 23, Thu at 7:30, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, one-woman show by David Rambo presented by O’Connell & Company, directed by Anne Gayley, starring Mary Kate O’Connell. Through Feb 23, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder (848-0800).

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, play by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, presented by Western Door Playhouse, directed by Sam Fadel, starring Alain Alvarez, Dawn Ansel, Rich LaBend, Aaron Sawyer, Don Batalaris, Kaitlyn Bishara, Teodora Cristea, Brian Dana, Corey Frank, Sam Granieri, Sami Grawe, Drew Krause, Mike Lombardo, Pat LoPatriello. Through Feb 23, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Woodbox Theatre, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. at Portage Rd. (297-5910).

Special Presentations:

THE AMERICA PLAY, staged reading of the play by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Torn Space Theater in collaboration with Just Buffalo Literary Center and Ujima Theatre Company, directed by Katie Mallinson. Feb 24 at 7. The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. (812-5733).

PRESCRIPTION: MURDER, mystery/thriller by William Link and Richard L. Levinson directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Guy Wagner, David Marciniak, Alley Griffin, Hillary Jebuski, Katherine Ventresca, Jay Wollin. Through Mar 30, evenings, dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; matinees (Feb 23, Mar 9, 23, 30), lunch at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, by Eve Ensler. A special V-Day benefit performance for Crisis Services Advocate Program, directed by Kelly M. Beuth. Feb 21 & 22 at 7:30. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave. (574-9139).


AMERICAN IDIOT, touring production of the rock musical by Green Day. Feb 28 at 8. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

FOOBS AND FIPPLES: THE BREAST MONOLOGUES by Robin Rice Lichtig, presented by the Brazen-Faced Varlets, directed by Kelly M. Beuth, starring Jane Cudmore, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber, Martha Rothkpf, Elizabeth Oddy, Brittany Kucala, Jenny Gembka, Amy Wrzos, Jessica Rasp, Caroline Parzy-Sanders, Kate Olena, Virginia Brannon. Feb 28 at 7 & 9. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. (574-9139).

GOOD PEOPLE, drama by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Robert Waterhouse, starring Eileen Dugan, Anne Gayley, April A. Jones, Lisa Ludwig, Peter Palmisano, Geoff Pictor. Mar 7-30, Thu & Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. (829-7668).

A HATFUL OF RAIN, drama by Michael V. Gazzo presented by American Repertory Theater of WNY, directed by Matthew LaChiusa, starring Hugh Davis, Maura Nolan, Raphael Santos, Victor Morales, Leo Dibello, Steve Brachman, Brianna Lanoye. Mar 6-29, Thu-Sat at 7:30. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave.(634-1102).

AN ILIAD, a contemporary retelling of the epic poem by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by David Oliver, starring Matt Witten. Mar 7-30, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).

KING O’ THE MOON: OVER THE TAVERN PART II, comedy by Tom Dudzik presented by Lancaster Regional Players, directed by David Hall, starring Andrew Adolf, Dan Greer, Ann Grimaldi, Adam Kreutinger, Eilish Mitchell, Jacob Sauer, Bekki Sliwa, Eileen Stevic. Feb 28-Mar 9, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

STONES IN HIS POCKETS, comedy by Mary Jones presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Christian Brandjes, starring Chris Evans, Kevin Craig. Feb 28-Mar 23, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).